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"From the Ted Talk by Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs"

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In May 2006, something horrible happened to me. I was about to sratt a roitobc operation, but stepping out of the elevator into the bright and glaring lights of the operating room, I rlezaeid that my left visual field was fast collapsing into darkness. eirealr that week, I had taken a rather hard knock during late spring skiing — yes, I fell. And I streatd to see floaters and stars, which I casually dismissed as too much high-altitude sun esopuxre. What happened to me might have been catastrophic, if not for the fact that I was in reach of good surgical access. And I had my vision restored, but not before a prolonged period of convalescence — three months — in a head down position. This expnerceie taught me to empathize more with my patients, and especially those with retinal dseiseas.

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In May 2006, something horrible happened to me. I was about to _____ a _______ operation, but stepping out of the elevator into the bright and glaring lights of the operating room, I ________ that my left visual field was fast collapsing into darkness. _______ that week, I had taken a rather hard knock during late spring skiing — yes, I fell. And I _______ to see floaters and stars, which I casually dismissed as too much high-altitude sun ________. What happened to me might have been catastrophic, if not for the fact that I was in reach of good surgical access. And I had my vision restored, but not before a prolonged period of convalescence — three months — in a head down position. This __________ taught me to empathize more with my patients, and especially those with retinal ________.

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  1. realized
  2. start
  3. exposure
  4. earlier
  5. started
  6. diseases
  7. robotic
  8. experience

Original Text

In May 2006, something horrible happened to me. I was about to start a robotic operation, but stepping out of the elevator into the bright and glaring lights of the operating room, I realized that my left visual field was fast collapsing into darkness. Earlier that week, I had taken a rather hard knock during late spring skiing — yes, I fell. And I started to see floaters and stars, which I casually dismissed as too much high-altitude sun exposure. What happened to me might have been catastrophic, if not for the fact that I was in reach of good surgical access. And I had my vision restored, but not before a prolonged period of convalescence — three months — in a head down position. This experience taught me to empathize more with my patients, and especially those with retinal diseases.

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